Community Relations Commission


The Community Relations Commission shall endeavor to bring about and maintain harmony within the Athens community and to avoid, or reduce, intergroup tensions, to promote tolerance and goodwill, and to ensure equality of treatment and of opportunity of all person regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, marital or familial status, religious belief, age, or disability.


The commission consists of nine members appointed by Athens City Council. Term length is 3 years. Five members constitutes a quorum.

Term Ending
Black, Laura (Co-Chair)
March 2019
De La Cruz-Guzman, Marlene March 2019
Marson, Loran
March 2019
Mattson, Jay
March 2019
Olbers, Laura March 2019
Rae, Char
March 2019
Rogers, Lacey March 2019
Schmieding, John
March 2019
Thomas, Aaron (Co-Chair)
March 2019